Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sending Smiles!

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
It's my turn to share some creative fun over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs! I decided to use this oldie but cutie called "Raggedy Ann-ouncement". I love that her "sign" comes blank and you can add whatever sentiment to it that you want. I added the HH "Sending Smiles"sentiment.
I used a fun bright colour palette on this card! It just makes me feel happy and that summer is around the corner. My Paper is from the American Crafts Sunny 6x6 collection (older one from my stash). I added a double heart border, a cute heart tag, heart die and ribbon with a butterfly brad added to it.
Here you can see the dimension I added by using foam squares.
My decorated inside using the HH Sentiment called "Thank You For Being A Friend"
Copics Used:
Skin: E01, E21, E11, R20
Hair & Shoes: N5, N9
Dress & Bow: RV14, RV17, RV19
Wood Sign: E42, E43, E44, E47

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Just A Note!

Happy Saturday!
Today I am sharing a fun interactive card with you using the adorable Digi Doodle Studios "Swinging Hearts" digital stamp!
I printed the image with my Printer and then coloured her in with my favourite..... Copic Markers! After she was coloured I fussy cut her out. Using my new MFT "Interactive Swing" die set, I created the tree tops and the swinging mechanism. I added some cool purple clouds using the MFT Mini Cloud Stencil and some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. A little grassy edge finished everything off.
The sentiments on the front and the inside are from the DDS "Encouragement" digital sentiment collection. A bit of the leftover paper cut with a border die finish the inside off nicely.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E01, E11, R20,
Hair: C0, C4, C6, C8
Outfit: V15, V17
Swing: E42, E43, E44
Tiny Hearts: RV06, RV09

Here's a short clip of the swinging action.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Happy Tuesday HH & OCS Followers!
Today I'm showing you the adorable "Flower Bouquet" stamp from High Hopes using it two different ways for completely different looks. What a perfect stamp that you can use for so many occasions! 
On this version, I coloured the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and added some Stickles to the flower centres for some added bling. I'm using paper from the Simple Stories "Spring Farmhouse" 6x8 collection. I die cut the word "thanks" 3x and glued them together for a bit of added dimension.

Copics Used:
R11, R20, R21, R22
Y23, Y26, N7
BG11, BG32, BG34
My other version using the "Flower Bouquet" has a few more steps to it. First I stamped a flower background (don't know the name of the stamp it's an older one from my stash) and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then using the pink orange pearl colour, watercolored the background. I stamped the image onto black cardstock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Now all I had to do was watercolor it in using the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors set. I like the look of the pearl colors on the black base.
Here you can see the gold embossed and watercolored background a bit better. The "Thanks" sentiment for this card was cut out with some double sided foam tape and gold paper for the dimension effect. A few Rose gold Sequins finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 12, 2019


I'm just popping in really quick before we head off on vacation. I wanted to share these cute cards I made using the "Turtley Great" stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs!
I made these adorable cards in a small size, 2.5 x 3.5". I figure they will make great little cards to give someone a fun pick me up. I coloured them with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out with my Brother Cut N Scan. I made the little scenes using a grassy edge die and designer papers.
I used the matching sentiments from the stamp set on the inside!

I am entering these cuties into the "Share your Designs Challenge- May 2019" over at Gerda Steiner Designs.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Flutter'in By!

Hi HH & OCS Fans!
I'm so happy you stopped by today! Meet the adorable "Lynne Angel" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! This little cutie just melts my heart! I just picture her fluttering through the sky chasing those pretty butterflies! I bet if you look real close you might even find her in your garden!
Since I pictured her fluttering about, I knew she had to have a cloud background. I started by stamping and colouring my image. Then I masked her off using some Post-it Tape and started to make the background. I used Distress inks and the MFT Mini Cloud Stencil. I decided she needed a fun colourful sky and used inks to match my Designer Paper from the Echo Park "I am Mom" 6x6 collection. I added some ribbon, a bow, enamel dots and glitter pen to her wings to finish everything off.
I used more Designer Paper and the High Hopes "Flutter'in By" sentiment on the inside.
Copics Used:
Skin: E01, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E53, Y21, Y26
Outfit: R20, R1, R22, R24, R27, C00, C1
Wings: B0000, B000

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Love Letters!

Hello Digi Doodle Fans!
Today I am sharing this adorable card using the Digi Doodles "Love Letters" digital stamp! This sweetie is perfect for anyone you want to send a bit cheer to or to let them know how much you love them!
I printed the "Love Letters" digital stamp using my Printer and coloured it in using my Copic Markers. Then I cut her out with a Scallop Tag die and popped her up with some foam tape over my paper layers. I added some Crystal Stickles to all the tiny hearts for a bit of sparkle.
I'm not sure if you noticed but I made a "boo boo" LOL! I accidentally coloured the centre of her hair bow as if it were part of her hair. I never noticed until I took my pictures and by then it was too late LOL. So "shhhh" don't tell the boss (*wink*)
I love to decorate the inside of my cards for an extra bit of a surprise to the recipient. On the front of my card and on the inside I added sentiments from the DDS "Love n' Hugs" digital sentiment collection. Just love that font!
Copics Used:
Skin: E01, E11, E04, R20, RV17
Hair: YR24, YR27, E07, E08, E18
Outfit: R20, R21, R22, RV23/ R37, R59, R89

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Springtime Joy!

Hi HH & OCS Followers!
Today I wanted to share a cute and fun card with you! This is the adorable High Hopes "Hoppy Froggy Flower", and he's got a flower just for you!
I coloured my frog with my Copic Markers and then using a terry washcloth and Copic Blending Solution, dabbed at the image to create some texture. I had an extra background from my "Shadow Box Card" post and it came in handy for this card. I stamped the HH "Springtime Joy" sentiment directly on the cloud background.  I added some Stickles to the "warts" on the frog and the flower middle for a fun  look! And doesn't he look adorable with his little "goggly eyes?!!
I decided to mount my fussy cut image on an action wobble for an interactive fun element!
Click play to see the wobble in action.
Copics Used:
Froggy: G28, G46, YG17, YG21, YG23
Flower: RV25, RV29, Y32, Y35, G24, G28

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Bloomin' Border!

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
I'm popping in today to share another "Spring Themed" card! I'm so happy the weather is better (I hate Winter) and I can't wait to see all the pretty flowers popping up in the gardens! I am using the HH "DH Bloomin' Border". I love this stamp because you can colour flowers any shade you want!
I took a pre-made 6.5x5 card and using my Spellbinders Label 28 die, made a shaped base by just slightly having one edge of my die off the card before I ran it through my die cut. Then cut matching layers using the same die and some Designer papers from MFT. I nice big bow and some PPP clear droplets finish off my card!
Here you can see the added dimension to my card by popping each layer up with foam squares. I also didn't stamp a sentiment on the inside. I thought I'd wait until I have an occasion to use it. This card is perfect for a sympathy, thinking of you or just because card.
Copics Used:
BV01, BV02, BV04
Y13, Y15, Y18
B05, BG01, BG02
RV21, RV23, RV5, RV29
G28, G67, G03
YG61, YG63
Outline shadow: BV0000, BV000

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Kenzie & Kona!

Happy Saturday DDS Fans!
It's my turn to today post over on the Digi Doodle Studios Facebook Page. This digital stamp is called "Kenzie & Kona Lap Dog"! Isn't Kenzie adorable? And that sweet Kona is lapping up all the attention Kenzie is giving her!
Todays paper is from the new Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6x6 collection.  I made a little cloud background using Distress Oxide Ink with Worn Lipstick and a MFT Cloud Stencil. The flowers and her hair ribbon have Crystal Stickles on them for a bit of glimmer.
I popped Kenzie & Kona up to look like they are setting on the fence enjoying the day.
I used some of the paper scraps to decorate the inside and added a sentiment from the Digi Doodles "Cutie Paws" digital collection. You get 10 pet sentiments in the download!
Copics Used:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, RV17
Hair: E47, E57, E31, E33
Dress: Y32, Y35, white gel pen polka dots
Dog: T0, T1, T3, T5
Flowers: R81, R83, R85, Y32, Y35

Challenges Entered:

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Weekend Everyone!
I'm just popping in to share an Easter card that I made for my Hubby's top clients! I coloured 60 of these adorable images from Gerda Steiner Designs and made them into cards. This is the absolutely adorable "Peeking Easter Friends" stamp set.
I am using paper from the Echo Park "Easter Wishes" collection. I coloured up all of the 60 images (300 in total lol) with my Copic Markers and then fussy cut them all out using my Brother Cut N Scan. My design is simple as I had so many cards to put together.
The inside sentiment is also form the "Peeking Easter Friends" stamp set.

Copics Used:
Bunny: C0, C1, R01
Chick: Y21, Y23, YR04, YR07
Eggs: YG63, RV06, Y13, BG34

I entered this card into the Gerda Steiner Share Your Design Challenge for April.

Happy Easter weekend to all!
Happy Stamping!